Kingston anchors the western end of the Washington State Ferry Edmonds-Kingston route. It's a beautiful and scenic 30-minute ferry ride, perfect for a walk-on ferry adventure in either direction, especially during the summer. Kingston's charming main street is lined with shops, pubs with local brews and assorted restaurants. The Kingston Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center, located directly in front of the Kingston-Edmonds ferry terminal, offers travelers to the Kitsap Peninsula and beyond a wealth of information. While there, take a leisurely tour of the town and enjoy the natural beauty of Kingston and the Kitsap Peninsula. Read our blog for more info.
Famous hydro-plane champion Chip Hanauer, known today as The Boat Guy, stopped by the Kingston Marina and posted this video.
Kingston hosts a number of family-friendly events all year and many are held at the Mike Wallace Waterfront Park, next to the Edmonds-Kingston ferry terminal, including Kites Over Kingston, Paws Fest, Fourth of July, North Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival and a Country Christmas, all free and open to the public. Starting in late spring, the Kingston Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays through mid-October.
On Saturday nights in July and August, the Port of Kingston co-sponsors Concerts on the Cove. Musicians from around the state put on free, family-oriented performances from 6-9 p.m. Kingston Rotary Club sponsors a no-host beer and wine garden, and a variety of food vendors each week are present for your enjoyment. Free two-hour parking is available for short-term visitors, and a pay lot serves those staying for the day.
The Port of Kingston Marina also is a favorite stop on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails, offering a wide range of boating and kayaking amenities and services.